W.H. Auden

1907 - 1973

A Quote by W.H. Auden on poet, passion, language, and auden

A poet, is before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. 

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by W.H. Auden

Life is a picnic on a precipice.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on ecology permaculture

The older lives like not to be stood in rows or at right angles.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: "Ode to Gaea"

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on w h auden and christopher isherwood

Acts of injustice done
Between the setting and the rising sun
In history lie like bones, each one.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: The Ascent of F.6

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A Quote by W.H. Auden on loves truth

When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my toes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love!

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by W.H. Auden

We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on sleep

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on chance, fate, and theory

Every high C accurately struck demolishes the theory that we are the irresponsible puppets of fate or chance.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on good

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You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden

All that we are not stares back at what we are.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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